Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DIY Ombre shorts

"Ombre" is a french term meaning shaded or shading. It was a trend last year and I saw a lot of celebrities or fashion bloggers with ombre-dyed hair. Now that it's summer time I'm seeing a lot of girls wearing ombre-dyed shorts so, I decided to make my own.  It's easy making them but it's time-consuming.

Here's how to make 'em!

Materials needed:
some old jeans
bottle spray
rubber gloves
hot water
iodized salt


1. Gather your old jeans and cut them to your desired length. Distress the ends with scissors.

2. Wear your rubber gloves. Using a bottle spray, apply some bleach on the half part of your shorts then let it dry. It should look like this:

3. I waited for a day to have it fully-dried then I hand washed it. Machine-wash will ruin the shorts since bleach weakens the fabric. After that, it's time to dye! (that doesn't sound right! :p)

4. Pour boiling water into the basin then add some dye, stir the mixture with a spoon then add 4 tbsp of iodized salt. Stir it well and drink. JK! :p

5. Slowly dip the half of your shorts like this:

6. After dyeing, lay your shorts on a big plastic bag like this:

7. Let it dry overnight so the fabric will absorb the liquid. It's like marinating BBQ. :)

8. Machine wash your shorts then rinse till the water becomes clear. Hang it or use a dryer.

9. Add some studs like spikes or stars. I used the tip of my scissors to punched it.

10. And you're done! ;-)

 It's addicting to make it. I will do some more with my sister and cousins! Our lil summer project :)

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